Let's take things back to November 2018, Teeny (@teenymccurdy) had just started her Instagram account that was geared towards Disneyland Style, and the absolute beauty that her photography could capture while she was in the parks. Fast forward to now, Teeny has become her own brand. Whenever I think of an amazing creator, and someone who always takes one jump out of the box for an idea, I think of this gal right here. She has her own hashtag , #createeny, to showcase other creators who are either inspired by her or want to connect with other creators that may have things in common.
Teeny has taken a long time to construct her amazing presets, and if you're wondering how to get your photos looking like hers, you can purchase her preset packs here. Tenny continues to inspire me, and those around her. With the use of props, color, and gorgeous makeup, Teeny allows herself to not only create a photo, but bring you into a world where the photo takes place. I was so incredibly lucky to meet her last August in Disneyland, and am so lucky to call her a friend. She was the sweetest to let me pick her brain about the different things she has had to overcome, perfect, and create over the past year and half that she has been on Instagram.
What's your name, and what state do you live in?
Teeny McCurdy, California!
When did you start social media?
About two years ago
What camera equipment do you use?
I use a canon 5D mark IV/ and sigma lenses!
Where do you come up with your content ideas?
A lot of my inspiration draws from other talented creators! Not only that, but I really adore vintage aesthetics! I always check out “retro aesthetic”On pinterest and create mood boards for inspiration!
Recommendations for content creators just starting out?
Be AUTHENTIC! Don’t be afraid to step outside the box and create something that’ll make a statement. Create because you LOVE it, if you go into it with passion and love- you’ll see results!
What's your favorite place to adventure to?
Asia! Anytime we get the chance to leave the country- we always adore going to Asia. The culture is unlike any other, and you can get everything from city life- to a breathtaking paradise!
What's your favorite part about your day?
My mornings! It’s where I start manifesting for the day, grab a coffee, meditate, and go for a run! Nothing beats the morning air!
If you could be any animal what would you be? Why?
A DOG. Because they are oh so adorable and perfect! And the fact they are so smart, loyal, generous, the list goes on and on!
How do you suggest to go about collaborations with brands?
Don’t be afraid to reach out! You have to engage with the brand, that means go to their social page and interact with their posts. Make sure you do your research as well, because you have to love the brand in order to create content that your followers and the brand love.
What advice would you give to someone who is not always confident it the content they put out there?
Remember to take a deep breath. Reflect on your content and ask yourself what was it that didnt make you feel confident? If it’s the comparison game- you have to remember that no one can create content like you! You’re so unique and different- and that’s what makes people gravitate towards you.
Universal or Disney?
Where is some place you wish to visit in the future?
I would love to travel to Europe! I’ve only ever been to Asia(in regards to out of the country), and would love to explore somewhere vastly different!
What is the main thing you wish to put into the world?
Happiness, for sure!
Any other things you wish to let the reader know about you?
My passion for photography and fashion will always be what keeps me motivated. It’s so important as a brand to find your niche. If someone were to ask you what your page emoted, you should confidently say “x,y,and z”!
Although this was just the tip of the iceberg, I do have to say if you are also on TikTok and wanting to see some behind the scenes of her amazing creations from her Instagram, you can check out @teenymccurdy as well. Also, if you are in the California area, and are looking to book a photography session for content or a special moment... Tenny is now booking sessions. Want to see some of her work? Check out her Photo Instagram account @teenyphotographs .
Looking forward to connecting with another creator next week, and I can not wait to show you what I have been working on for the past week!
Have a great Tuesday,